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With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Johnny shows some symbols and signs for various items and services for international visitors. Charles Grodin goes back and forth with Johnny about his clothes and the unnamed film (Movers & Shakers (1985)) he recently finished making. He talks about how difficult it is to get a movie financed without drawing comparisons to a recent hit; Johnny declines Grodin's suggestion that his production company back Grodin's next movie. Asked about rejection as an actor, Grodin says the anger at rejection led to him getting parts as a villain in TV westerns. He tells a story of trying to appear meaner than Charles Bronson; he also recalls that when they were in a play together, Anthony Quinn once asked if he had offended him, due to Grodin's unexpectedly hostile demeanor in their scenes. There is also discussion of the title of his film The Woman in Red (1984). Brad Garrett does a stand-up comedy routine in his "Tonight Show" debut; he was the Grand ...

Episode credited cast:
Johnny Carson Johnny Carson - Himself - Host
Ed McMahon Ed McMahon - Himself - Announcer
Tommy Newsom Tommy Newsom - Himself - Substitute Bandleader
Charles Grodin Charles Grodin - Himself
Brad Garrett Brad Garrett - Himself - Guest Comic
Merie Earle Merie Earle - Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mighty Carson Art Players Mighty Carson Art Players - Themselves
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